I had a lesson today on Reeco.
Reeco did some beautiful work in walk and trot and even had a canter on each rein in the arena (he has only ever cantered under saddle once before). He is realy comeing on beautifully and I am thoughrly enjoying having such a pleasent little pony!
My instructor is a lady who has represented GB on young rider teams in eventing and the first thing she noticed was that I was guarding my back, causeing my right heel to creep up and making me unsteady in my seat. It is why Reeco is not as good on the right rein. She also suspects that due to the nature of my injury (old injury, 2 crushed discs in my spine and sciatica in my right leg) my right leg is weaker then my left.
She has suggested some excercises to do whilst in the saddle, but I'm now after some that I can do when not on a horse to help straighten me out and strengthen that leg so that I can get the best from Reeco and show him to his true potential.